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Crazy harry



Member Since: 21 Aug 2016
Location: YORKSHIRE
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Towing mirrors ?

Hi, about to start caravanning soon so in need of mirrors, I tried some Milenco ones but the securing straps aren’t long enough to go round the Freelander door mirror housings, what make or type would anyone recommend ? Thanks

Post #407201 1st May 2021 12:44 pm
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IDL



Member Since: 25 Apr 2014
Location: Hampshire
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England 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Stornoway Grey

If you use the search you'll find half a dozen previous posts on towing mirrors, worth a read.

I (and many others) use Milenco clamp-on mirrors. You can get V-block clamp pads that are supposed to better suit the FL2 mirrors. i bought some but don't use them as I find the standard pads work best.

Post #407202 1st May 2021 1:06 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

I use milenco grand aero mirrors. I have never got round to changing the standard pads for the recommended Freelander type but they work perfectly well as they are and have stayed in place for a 2000+ mile journey down to the med coast in France and back. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #407204 1st May 2021 2:06 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Link to Towing Mirrors Posts
https://www.freel2.com/forum/search.php?se...rch_time=0 FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 57k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #407206 1st May 2021 3:27 pm
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Milothedog



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Aintree Green

Another recommendation for the milneco grand aero mirrors. fit a treat, quite stable and field of rear vision and don't interfere with main mirror adjustment and can stay attached when the mirrors fold. I can't be a 100% sure but I think I did buy the slimmer mounting pads for them, it was a long time ago now. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

Post #407209 1st May 2021 6:15 pm
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Paul4751



Member Since: 02 Mar 2018
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Alaska White

Sorry, can't recommend any particular manufacturer. But in 2017 I collected from Maastricht in Holland a 7m twin axle caravan and towed it to Costa Brava in Spain, on a one way, one off journey. Bought extension mirrors from Halfords..they fitted but was not happy with the security. A couple of bungy straps of the right length more than secured the mirrors without vibration.. Don't sweat it...get bungies.

Post #407217 1st May 2021 8:32 pm
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ReggiePerrin



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

Milenco Aero here - tear drop shape. I too bought the V shape clamp pads but after trying them once, went back to the standard flat pads.

Never had one come loose yet and no unwanted marks on the mirror housings.

Post #407219 1st May 2021 9:22 pm
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Rebel1



Member Since: 24 May 2019
Location: Norfolk
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England 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Rimini Red

I've been using Suck'n'See mirrors for some years and never had a problem with them. Easy to fit and adjustable from the driving seat. Available in flat or convex.

Post #407226 2nd May 2021 7:05 am
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3landertwo



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Suck'n'See ??

Doesn't sound very Covid friendly, although they are outside Laughing

Post #407227 2nd May 2021 7:43 am
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Mummylula



Member Since: 29 Oct 2018
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Another vote for milneco grand aero mirrors used them for year on all my different cars, the last being Freelander 2 and they have never moved always use the original flat pads

Post #407238 2nd May 2021 2:59 pm
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Crazy harry



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Thanks all 👍

Post #407242 2nd May 2021 4:55 pm
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thehelper



Member Since: 29 Jul 2018
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

another vote for milenco clamp on. This week I obtained and fitted the v pads. They do seem more stable. Previously I had the mirrors clamped to the bottom edge. But I have now used a pipe bender to put a bend in so they now fit properly along the curved top edge.

Post #407293 3rd May 2021 4:54 pm
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Smallmankey



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Wales 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Mauritius Blue

These are what I use - more than happy and like the fact they remind me of old series or Defender mirrors.

Reich 1285584IV Excellent View Clip-On Towing Mirror
by iShop247
Learn more: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001AR1MBI/ref...&psc=1 Andrew

Post #407303 4th May 2021 8:31 am
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SWalker



Member Since: 22 Jul 2020
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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Barolo Black

going to be controversial here - i have a set secure well on the Mirror - cant mind what make, they have rubber straps that go round the housing, never use them they are a distraction. shakey image takes my eyes off the road too long, I would rather concentrate on reading the road than trying to figure out what is, or is not in that extra foot i can see behind me.
Planning and positioning yourself in the right place in good time with signals to let others know what is going on. Stewart
2007 Freelander 2 SE TD4
2007 A6 quattro 3.0 TDI Manual
1986 coupe quattro (kv) square wheels.
1972 mini 1400 100BHP A series

Post #407304 4th May 2021 8:58 am
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thehelper



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Towing without mirrors is ok. But here in the UK we have to fit them by law when towing a normal size caravan.

Post #407307 4th May 2021 9:26 am
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